On July 1, 2019 a satellite emergency notification device was activated from about 13200′ on the ridge between Mt. Darwin and Peak 13332, on the technical Evolution Traverse. A party of 4 were climbing the route and rappelling a technical section when the weathered single-piece fixed anchor failed, causing one rappelling climber to fall about […]
UPDATE June 18 – The search continues for missing man, Ling Dao. Dao was last seen, according to reports from hikers, on June 12 ascending Mt. Whitney, and (potentially) the summit of Whitney. Resources for today include: Inyo SAR, Mono SAR, China Lake Mountain Rescue, and aerial reconnaissance from CHP- Inland Division Air Operations. Additionally […]
On June 15 at around 5:45pm, a male and female party of two were “simul-climbing” (a climbing technique where all climbers climb at the same time while tied into the same rope) the technical rock route “Sun Ribbon Arete” on Temple Crag in the Palisades region of the Sierra Nevada. At about 12,600’ (about 200′ […]
H-82 with two hoist rescues near #mtwhitney yesterday. One near The Whitney Portal and the second farther up the trail near Mirror Lake. Both injured hikers were transported to local hospitals.
On May 18 (around 10:00pm), Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report from a back-country skier that possible human remains were discovered in the Big Pine Creek Canyon (south-fork) area. The following day the reporting party was interviewed and aerial support was requested. On May 20, CHP – Inland Division Air Operations arrived and transported […]